17 February - 13 June. Along with older artists Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka, Egon Schiele (1890-1918) was one of the most significant artists of Viennese modernism and expressionism.
This exhibition at the Orangery documents Schiele's artistic development and chronicles specifically his achievements as a portrait painter. Comprising 100 self-portraits and portraits including nude images of women and children, many of these works, some of which caused consternation at the time, are being displayed publicly in Austria for the first time.
In 1918 after the death of his close friend Gustav Klimt, who influenced him artistically and supported him financially, Schiele became the leading star of Vienna's art scene. Tragically, within eight months he was dead, aged just 28 years old.
Daily 10.00-18.00 Wed 10.00-21.00
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Egon Schiele: Self-portraits and portraits
Lower Belvedere, Orangery, Rennweg 6, 1030 Vienna, tel. +431795570. www.belvedere.at